Home Inspections in Lowell, MA
My name is Wayne Czybora. I started Bonafide Home Inspections back in 1994 with the goal of providing a superior home inspection so homebuyers can feel good about moving into their new home. Prior to that, I was an exterminator for 7 years and have retained my pest license ever since. This experience comes in handy when looking for signs of insect damage, as insects can cause significant damage to a house. It is highly unlikely that you will find another home inspector with that much experience in pest control (if any at all) along with that much experience in home inspections. Now, I'm not just talking about having a pest license. I'm talking about having the actual experience as an exterminator. Anyone can get a pest license.
If you want to find some of the best home inspectors in MA and NH, you really need to do some research. There's nothing worse than moving into a house and then realizing that you need to sink $20,000 into it right away, all because of an incompetent home inspector.
First, go to the State's Board of Home Inspectors' website and make sure the inspector's license is still valid. Second, check the inspector out at the Better Business Bureau. Check for complaints and read any reviews that may be posted. And don't just go for the cheapest home inspector. In this business, oftentimes you generally get what you pay for. Whatever you're spending for that house, it's a lot of money and searching for a home inspector with a “bargain hunter's” mentality is definitely not the right approach. Hope to hear from you soon.
Introduction to Lowell, Massachusetts
The Massachusetts city of Lowell lies on the banks of the Merrimack River, about 30 miles northwest of Boston. Together with Cambridge, the city shares the role of county seat of Middlesex County. Nearby towns include Tewksbury, Billerica, Chelmsford, and Tyngsboro. Lowell’s location near Interstate Highways I-495, I-93, and U.S. Route 3 provides easy access to these and other points in Massachusetts as well as to the neighboring states of New Hampshire and Maine. The city is home to the Lowell campus of the University of Massachusetts.
Based on the vision of a planned industrial community built around power provided by the Merrimack River, Lowell was founded in the early 1820s, and incorporated as a town in 1826 before becoming a city ten years later. Named after prominent industrialist Francis Cabot Lowell, who played a large role in the development of Lowell’s power canal system and its massive complex of mills, the city soon became one of America’s largest industrial centers as well as one of the largest cities in New England. The 19th century industrial boom in Lowell gave way to significant economic change through much of the 20th century. By the 1980’s, Lowell was in the forefront of a different kind of boom, this one relating to technology, as new companies began producing minicomputers, computer workstations, and plastics. The city gained prominence as home and international headquarters of Wang Laboratories, for a time one of the giants of the minicomputer industry. By the 1990s, however, the advent of microprocessors and personal computers changed the market considerably, and throughout the decade Lowell saw a steady decline in its economic power. Lowell today is on the upswing again, fueled by a resurgence of the area’s technology industry and the growth of new service industries which have revitalized the city’s economy and an increasingly more diverse ethnic fabric which has enhanced the city’s cultural depth.
A Complete Home Inspection
- Exterior home inspection (walls,trim,grading)
- Porch, patio, balcony and deck home inspection
- Roof, flashing, and chimney home inspection
- Structural integrity home inspection
- Interior (walls,floors,ceilings,windows)
- Attic home inspection (including ventilation)
- Basement home inspection (water seepage)
- Heating system home inspection
- Cooling system home inspection
- Plumbing system home inspection
- Electrical system home inspection
- Termite (VA) home inspection (add’l fee)
- Radon testing (add’l fee)
- Water analysis (add’l fee)